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Grand Circle of the American West

Price per person
from £2,594

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 16 days

  • Western USA

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Experience aspen forest panoramas aboard steam locomotives and journey across the Navajo Nation to see the desolate beauty of Monument Valley. Discover Old West tales of mining towns and Mormon pioneers and peer into the awesome Grand Canyon.

At a glance


  • Glenwood Canyon Journey through its rugged gorges high above the Colorado River.
  • Dead Horse Point Stand at its dramatic overlooks and discover the legend behind the name.
  • Arches National Park Home to more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches.
  • Four Corners Monument Stand in four states at once!
  • Durango & Silverton Railroad Take a panoramic train ride through the San Juan National Forest.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our VIP home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

We found the alternative trips were not up to the...

20th June 2018
Trusted Customer

We found the alternative trips were not up to the same level of the original tour.

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21st October 2017
Mrs Catherine Rankin

Well organised, tiring at times...

12th September 2017
Trusted Customer

Well organised, tiring at times

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Experience aspen forest panoramas aboard steam locomotives and journey across the Navajo Nation to see the desolate beauty of Monument Valley. Discover Old West tales of mining towns and Mormon pioneers and peer into the awesome Grand Canyon.

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

UK - Denver

Day
1

Fly to Denver where you will transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Denver - Vail - Grand Junction

Day
2

Depart Denver this morning for Grand Junction, visiting the pretty alpine resort of Vail en route. Continue through the massive, craggy gorges of Glenwood Canyon to the awe-inspiring red rock landscape of Grand Junction, Colorado's wine country.

Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument - Arches National Park - Moab

Day
3

First stop this morning is Colorado National Monument, offering one of the grandest landscapes of the American West. Admire the rusty coloured monoliths, canyons and plateaux before travelling to Arches National Park, which features over 2,000 natural sandstone arches and interesting rock formations. Catch a glimpse of the world famous Delicate Arch, known as 'The Chaps' from a designated viewpoint. The evening is free in Moab, a small town on the Colorado River.

Moab - Canyonlands National Park - Dead Horse Point State Park - Moab

Day
4

The day begins with a trip to magnificent Canyonlands National Park, a colourful landscape eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado and Green Rivers which divide the park into three districts. Next, visit Dead Horse Point State Park to learn about the legend behind the name. Stroll along the Rim Walk to the mesa of Dead Horse Point which affords breathtaking views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park. The rest of the evening is free.

Moab - Capitol Reef National Park - Escalante National Monument - Bryce Canyon National Park

Day
5

Enjoy a scenic drive along Capitol Reef National Park, one of the most spectacular scenic drives in the United States and the Grand Staircase to Bryce Canyon National Park, where slow erosion has created fantastically sculptured rock formations which glow with different light depending on the time of day.

Bryce Canyon National Park - Zion National Park - Page

Day
6

Today, descend into Zion National Park. Once a refuge for Mormon Pioneers, its striking landscape of steep canyons and stone towers were carved out by rushing streams over millions of years. There is time to admire the beauty of the park, before heading to Page.

Page - Williams

Day
7

First stop this morning is the Wupatki National Monument, a site preserving the pueblos of ancient peoples. Continue to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Roughly 900 years ago, the eruption of this volcano reshaped the surrounding landscape. Later, arrive in Williams where the evening is free to explore this picturesque mountain town with one of the best preserved sections of Route 66, featuring vintage neon signs and shops selling memorabilia.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Williams - Grand Canyon National Park - Williams

Day
8

Travel to the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The day is free to enjoy the park at leisure. Wander along the canyon rim and experience spine-tingling views of its flame-coloured walls or for the thrill of a lifetime, take an optional 'flightseeing' helicopter trip.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Williams - Monument Valley - Kayenta

Day
9

To experience the American West that has been immortalised on the silver screen, journey across the Navajo Nation to Monument Valley. On the Arizona-Utah border, the valley's scenic desert vistas and iconic buttes have appeared in countless classic Western films. Take a memorable four-wheel drive tour. Then, on to Kayenta or join the optional Navajo cookout for dinner and Navajo entertainment surrounded by red-rock canyons. Overnight in Kayenta.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Kayenta - Four Corners - Mesa Verde National Park - Durango

Day
10

Begin the day with a visit to the famed 'Four Corners' monument, where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico all converge and where a person can stand in four states at the same time. Next, travel to Mesa Verde National Park, an area protecting over 4,000 archaeological sites. After exploring the mysterious cliff dwellings, arrive at Durango, nestled in the Animas River Valley. Founded in 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, this charming town was once run by gunslingers. Tonight, why not explore the historic downtown?

Durango - Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad - Durango

Day
11

Board the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad this morning for a scenic ride through San Juan National Forest. Enjoy the experience of travelling by a coal-fired steam-powered vintage locomotive on the same tracks miners, cowboys and settlers of the old west took over a century ago. The legendary steam train hugs steep canyon walls as it winds its way through vistas of snow-capped peaks. The locomotives are 1923-25 vintage and are maintained in their original condition. This historic train has been in continuous operation for over 125 years. Enjoy free time in Silverton, once a major mining town, which owes its name to the bragging statement of an early miner who said "We have no gold, but silver by the ton!"

Durango - Ouray - Black Canyon National Park - Gunnison

Day
12

Journey northwards through the San Juan Mountains, stopping at Ouray, a small community nestled amongst some of the most rugged peaks of the Rockies. Then on to one of America's newest national parks, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Featuring sheer cliffs of up to 2,250 feet and a canyon floor which is at its narrowest only 40 feet wide, it is very dramatic.

Gunnison - Buena Vista - Colorado Springs

Day
13

Travel through beautiful Buena Vista, a picture-postcard town nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, which has retained its Wild West charm. Continue to Colorado Springs where the view from the top of nearby Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates to compose 'America the Beautiful'. Visit the Garden of the Gods, featuring outstanding geological sandstone and limestone formations including the Kissing Camels and the Cathedral Spires.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Colorado Springs - Seven Falls-US Olympic Training Center-U.S Air Force Academy - Denver

Day
14

Visit Seven Falls and discover why it has earned a spot on National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. At the Olympic Training Center enjoy a guided tour of the flagship training facility where the USA Swimming and Shooting teams have their national headquarters on complex. Conclude your vacation with a visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy and trace the footsteps of some of our nation's most revered leaders. Return to Denver in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure.

Denver - UK

Day
15

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Las Vegas.

Home landing in the UK

Day
16

Things to note

Colorado, Utah and Arizona are blessed with exquisite mountain scenery and extraordinary outdoor attractions. Visiting and participating in activities in these locations is subject to favourable weather and/or road conditions

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Denver - Holiday Inn Denver

This hotel overlooks the amazing Rocky Mountains which you can see from your hotel room. This hotel offers a relaxing break as it offers Free WIFI and a relaxing high pressure shower which you can enjoy at the end of your busy day.

  • Location

    455 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool

Grand Junction - Grand Vista Hotel

Step into a modern hotel and experience the service of the Grand Vista hotel. This hotel is full of style of class. This modern hotel offers Free WIFI around the hotel. When looking outside your window you will see amazing views that are far away.

  • Location

    2790 Crossroads Blvd, Grand Junction, CO 81506, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool

Moab - Big Horn Lodge

Big Horn Lodge invite you to relax in the onsite hot tubs and outdoor swimming pool. Each rooms is decorated with log deco and furnishings and rustic interior.

  • Location

    550 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • WiFi available
    • Outdoor heated pool
    • Hot tub

Bryce Canyon National Park – Best Western Pus Byce Canyon Grand

The warm and welcoming rooms offer free WIFI and screen TV's to help you relax after you busy activities at the end of the day. You will also be able to bring some home comforts with you as they have a minifridge and a microwave.

  • Location

    30 N 100 E, Bryce Canyon, UT 84764, United States

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre

Page - Quality Inn at Lake Powell

Overlooking Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell allows some rooms to have a stunning view. This is a very spacious hotel complete with cable TVs, ensuite bathrooms along with free toiletries. Relax in the outdoor pool will with a great view.

  • Location

    287 N Lake Powell Blvd, Page, AZ 86040, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • WiFi available
    • Room service available
    • Outdoor pool
    • Fitness Centre

Williams - La Quinta Inn & Suites

Relax in the hot tubs and heated pool of this modern hotel, enjoy the 40" flat screen tv in every room with its premium channels. The rooms also have ensuite bathrooms that are complete with bathrobes and a variety of free toiletries.

  • Location

    1100 West Cataract Lake Rd, Williams, AZ 86046, United States

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • WiFi available
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Hot tub
    • Fitness Centre

Kayenta - Kayenta Monument Valley Inn

These bright and welcoming rooms makes the hotel more modern. Each hotel rooms has long and wide windows that let in the light to the room. This hotel also offers free wifi to all the guests to help relax

  • Location

    US-160 & US 163, Kayenta, AZ 86033, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Free Wifi
    • Room Service
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Centre

Durango - Downtown Inn

The river side hotel is situated right in the heart of Durango. this hotel offers homely decor making the hotel welcoming when you walk in. You won't even have to leave your hotel room as this hotel offers Room Service to all their guests.

  • Location

    800 Camino Del Rio, Durango, CO 81301, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub

Gunnison - Comfort Inn Gunnison

All of these deluxe rooms offer you a unique experience. This hotel offers Free Wifi in the whole hotel. This hotel wants you to relax this is why they have an indoor pool so you can enjoy your days relaxing.

  • Location

    911 N Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230, USA

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Fitness Centre

Colorado Springs - The Academy Hotel

This hotel is located next to United States Air Force Academy. Where young people train to become part of the American Air force. This hotel offers you a chance to relax as it offers a flat screen TV and Free Wi-Fi

  • Location

    8110 Academy Blvd N, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Hot Tub

Las Vegas - SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Set in a complex of modern buildings on The Strip, this chic casino resort is 4 miles from McCarran International Airport, a mile from the Las Vegas Convention Centre and 3 miles from the Fremont Street Experience mall. Stylish rooms designed by Philippe Starck offer sitting areas.

  • Location

    2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant

Seattle - Quality Inn & Suites Seattle Center

Each room is equipped with a HDTV television and wireless internet. Enjoy the view from your room which could be of the Soaring Needle or of the interact Seattle skyline.

  • Location

    618 John St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

  • Facilities

    • WiFi available
    • Room service available
    • Fitness Centre

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